Published on August 28th, 2015 | by caper4g0
Windows Update “Service is not Running” error
Here is a solution that has worked for me:
You may even see Error Number 0xC8000222
The problem was basically of Windows Update. Windows update was not working properly and
asking for “check for updates” was giving error “service not running” where service was running properly.
So to sort out that issue I ran following commands.
Right click on cmd in start menu and select ‘Run as Administrator‘
Type: net stop wuauserv
Type: ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution softwaredistribution.old
Type: net start wuauserv
Now try windows update once again..